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Ingredients for Cosmetics and Toiletries

  December 05, 2016  
CfPA-The Center for Professional Advancement, New Brunswick, NJ
September 11-12, 2017

Who Should Attend?
The course has been designed for all individuals who are involved directly or indirectly in the selection and/or utilization of ingredients for cosmetics. This includes experienced and entry level professionals from cosmetic companies and ingredient manufacturers.

The course has proven to be beneficial to:
  • Formulation Chemists and Associated Technologists
  • Microbiologists
  • Analytical Chemists
  • Processing and Packaging Engineers
  • Dermatologists
  • Pharmacologists
  • Sales and Marketing Staff

Course Description
This course is intended to provide a comprehensive survey of ingredients fundamental to the cosmetic industry. The presentations will emphasize current trends in the selection of cosmetic ingredients. The chemistry and technology of cosmetic raw materials will be related to their behavioral properties as utilized in the construction of stable functional systems. In this way, it is intended to generate a better understanding of the contributions of ingredients to the performance of finished product formulations.

Key ingredients to be examined will include emulsifiers, surfactants, fatty chemicals, emollients and moisturizers, powders, polymers, humectants, thickeners, preservatives and numerous other specialty chemicals. Emphasis will be placed on recognizing and dealing with problem areas associated with the use of various ingredients. Safety considerations and other pertinent matters which can influence ingredient selection will be included in these discussions.


Organized by: CfPA-The Center for Professional Advancement
Invited Speakers:
Course Director
Arthur Georgalas; Founder, Georgalas Endeavors, LLC

Arthur Georgalas, founder of Georgalas Endeavors, LLC, has conducted and directed formulation work and applied research in cosmetics, toiletries, skin, sun and hair care at finished goods manufacturers includes such companies as Revlon, Shulton, Charles of the Ritz, DowBrands/ LaMaur. He was Director of Research and Development for TRI-K Industries, a leading ingredient supplier. His career spans more than thirty years. Mr. Georgalas has established GEORGALAS ENDEAVORS LLC to bring this experience and expertise to clients with personal care projects.

As an adjunct professor, Mr. Georgalas instructs two classes in the Cosmetic Science MS program at Fairleigh Dickinson University and presents courses in Botanicals and Formulation for the SCC Continuing Education Program. He also writes for and instructs the online Developing Natural Cosmetic Formulations for Cosmetics & Toiletries Magazine.

Mr. Georgalas is a graduate of CCNY (City College of New York) and earned his Masters Degree in Pharmaceutics, specialty in Cosmetic Science at the Arnold and Marie Schwartz College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences of LIU (Long Island University). He is active in the National and New York Chapters of the Society of Cosmetic Chemists in the U.S. and served recently on the IFSCC Presidium.
Deadline for Abstracts: N/A
Registration: Please click here for registration information.
E-mail: Jmorbit@cfpa.com
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